Biotech & Pharma

Capsule Delivers Week of Alzheimer’s Drug in One Dose

Lyndra Therapeutics released its first clinical results based on a single capsule that delivers a steady, week-long supply of Alzheimer's medication.

Menaka Wilhelm
January 10, 2019
Capsule Delivers Week of Alzheimer’s Drug in One Dose

Lyndra Therapeutics released its first clinical results based on a single capsule that delivers a steady, week-long supply of Alzheimer's medication.

Menaka Wilhelm
January 10, 2019
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ASME TechCast: Exploring the Hot Field of Biomaterials and Engineering Opportunities

Dr. Christopher Jewell of the University of Maryland joins the ASME TechCast podcast to discuss the emerging field of biomaterials research and development and the different opportunities it offers cross-disciplinary engineers.

Jeff O'Heir
December 03, 2018
3D-Printed Implant Could Help Cancer Patients Get Right Amount of Drug

A customizable drug implant could help automatically deliver the right amount of drugs over time to cancer patients.

Dan Ferber
November 19, 2018
Engineers Improve Photodynamic Cancer Therapy

Engineers have created a thin adhesive strip that could greatly improve the effectiveness of photodynamic therapy, a promising cancer treatment with fewer side effects than traditional chemotherapy.

Lina Zeldovich
October 22, 2018
Engineers Improve Photodynamic Cancer Therapy

Engineers have created a thin adhesive strip that could greatly improve the effectiveness of photodynamic therapy, a promising cancer treatment with fewer side effects than traditional chemotherapy.

Lina Zeldovich
October 22, 2018
Novel Delivery of Antibodies Fights HIV

DNA delivered to cells via electrical pulses was first explored for creating new vaccines and is now being tested in the lab to produce disease-fighting proteins.

Melissae Fellet
October 15, 2018
Man-Made Platelets May Revolutionize Cancer Treatment

Platelet BioGenesis built a device that makes platelets. The process could revolutionize blood transfusions and cancer treatment.

Lina Zeldovich
October 15, 2018
Researchers Learn How to Regenerate Body Tissue with Electric Shocks

A team of researchers at Ohio State University has built a nanochip that successfully reprogrammed skin cells into muscle and nerve cells, which could help to regenerate worn-out heart muscles, damaged nerves, deteriorated retina, or severely burnt skin.

Lina Zeldovich
October 04, 2018
Novel Treatment Offers Hope for Rheumatoid Arthritis Sufferers

Bioengineers from the University of California, San Diego have developed a nanosponge cloaked in white blood cells that can absorb inflammatory proteins, a new approach to treatment that may help patients better manage rheumatoid arthritis and ease their suffering.

Kayt Sukel
October 01, 2018
Nanoparticles Bring the Cancer Fight Directly to Tumors

Nanoparticles designed with complementary chemical and mechanical forces improve the targeting of tumors with cancer-fighting drugs.

Kayt Sukel
September 17, 2018
WEBINAR: Biomanufacturing of Pluripotent Stem Cells and Their Differentiated Progenies in Integrated Bioprocesses

Cell therapy manufacturing is a new discipline where production of adult and pluripotent stem cell types are required for cell therapies. Several hundreds of clinical trials with adult mesenchymal stem cells for therapies such as auto-immune diseases, bone, cartilage repair and stroke are looking promising. For the pluripotent stem cell therapies, retinal pigment epithelial cells, pancreatic islet progenitors and neurons are being applied for treating blindness, diabetes and Parkinson’s disease in early stage clinical trials.

September 10, 2018
Artificial Lungs Could Offer Real Hope to Future Transplant Patients

The first viable prototype of an artificial lung offers new hope for the more than one thousand people awaiting lung transplants across the United States.

Kayt Sukel
September 04, 2018
Barcoded Nanoparticles Could Optimize Drug Delivery

Barcoded nanoparticles deliver nucleic acids to treat cancer, viral infections, and neurodegenerative diseases.

Melissae Fellet
August 27, 2018